Scholarships

1. Erasmus Mundus India4EU II Scholarships for Indian Students, 2013-2014

India4EU II provides scholarships for Indian students for the study of undergraduate, master, doctoral, postdoctoral and staff levels. India4EU II is an Erasmus Mundus Action 2 project is organized by the partnership of some of the most prestigious universities in Europe and India. European Commission funds this project. Total 126 scholarships are available for Indian nationals to pursue studies at one of the European partner universities. The scholarships will cover subsistence allowances, travel costs, tuition/registration fees and insurance costs from 1 to 34 months depending on the level and type of mobility. The first call will close on February 18th 2013.

Study Subject(s): The project offers mobility opportunities in the following study areas as defined by the European Commission:

-Agricultural Sciences (01)

-Architecture, Urban and Regional Planning (02)

-Business Studies and Management Sciences (04)

-Education, Teacher Training (05)

-Engineering, Technology (06)

-Geography, Geology (07)

-Law (10)

-Natural Sciences (13)

-Social Sciences (14)

Course Level: India4EU II provides scholarships for undergraduate, master, doctorate, post-doctorate and staff  levels of study.

Scholarship Provider: European Union

Scholarship can be taken at: Europe

Eligibility: –

 -Eligible for an Undergraduate programme if  attending a first cycle Higher education programme (Bachelor or equivalent); or obtained a diploma for accessing university studies.

– Eligible for a Master programme if,  you are attending a second cycle Higher education programme (Master or equivalent); or have completed three years of university education or already obtained a Bachelor degree from an Indian University.

-Eligible for a Doctorate programme if attending a doctorate programme; or  already obtained a Master degree from an indian University.

-Eligible for a Post-doctorate programme if obtained a doctorate degree from an Indian University and you would like to continue your study/research abroad.

-Eligible for a Staff programme if you are working as Academic or Administrative staff in an Indian university.

Scholarship Description:

India4EU II is an Erasmus Mundus Action 2 project funded by the European Commission and organized by a Partnership of some of the most prestigious universities in Europe and India. The project builds on the success of India4EU. India4EU II provides scholarships to nationals of India to spend a mobility period in Europe on a wide variety of academic fields at different levels of study (Undergraduate, Master, Doctorate, Post-Doctorate and Staff).

The scholarships cover subsistence allowances, travel costs, tuition/registration fees and insurance costs. India4EU II provides scholarships for students, researchers and staff from India in order to study, do research, training or teaching at one of the European Universities of the Partnership.

Number of awards offered: 126 scholarships are available .

Duration of award(s): Scholarship durations are from 1 to 34 months depending on the level and type of mobility.

What does it cover?  The scholarship includes a monthly subsistence allowance paid by the Partnership for the duration of the mobility period:

-Undergraduate – 1,000 euro

-Master- 1,000 euro

-Doctorate- 1,500 euro

-Post-doctorate- 1,800 euro

-Academic/Administrative Staff- 2,500 euro.

Included in the scholarship, the Partnership will also:

– pay for your travel costs (maximum 2,000 euro);

– provide you with a high quality individual insurance coverage on health, travel, accident for the duration of your mobility period;

– cover all university fees at the hosting universities.

-Participants at any level will not be required to pay any fees to the host universities. Exchange students will continue paying their fees at their university of origin.

How to Apply: Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae and names of 2 references by email.

Last date: 18 February 18, 2013.

For more info:- http://www.india4eu.eu/

(source: scholarship-positions.com)

2. 2013 Netherlands Fellowship Programme

Each year Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs funds Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) for the students of developing countries on NFP country list. These are fully funded fellowships which are awarded for the full duration of the course or programme in which the successful applicant has been selected.  The fellowships are offered to pursue master’s and PhD programmes and also short courses at Dutch institutions in Netherlands. To eligible for this opportunity, firstly the applicants must apply for academic admission directly at the Dutch institution and then submit application online through Scholarships Online (SOL) before the fellowship application deadline.

Study Subject(s): The fellowship is available for different courses.

Course Level: The fellowship is available for pursuing master’s, PhD and short courses.

Scholarship Provider: Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the budget for development cooperation.

Scholarship can be taken at: Netherlands

Eligibility:

A candidate applying for an NFP fellowship must be a professional with at least three years work experience;

Scholarship Description:

The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) promote capacity building within organisations in 62 countries by providing training and education through fellowships for professionals. The NFP is initiated and fully funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the budget for development cooperation. The overall aim of the NFP is to help increase both the number and the competencies of skilled staff at a wide range of governmental and non-governmental organisations.

Duration of award(s):

The fellowship is only intended for the duration of the course or programme for which the fellowship holder has been selected:-Master’s degree programmes: between 12 and 24 months

-Short courses: between two weeks and twelve months

-PhD-studies: PhD studies have a maximum duration of four years.

What does it cover?

An NFP fellowship is intended to supplement the salary that you should continue to receive during the study period. The allowance is a contribution towards your costs of living, the costs of tuition fees, visas, travel, insurance and thesis research, as specified in the NFP Rules and Regulations for fellowship holders.

Selection Criteria:

The fellowships are awarded in a very competitive selection to highly motivated professionals with at least three years’ work experience who are in a position to introduce the newly-acquired skills and knowledge into their employing organisation.

For more info:- www.studyinholland.nl/scholarships/scholarships-administered-by-nuffic/netherlands-fellowship-programmes

3. 2013 PRB fellowships

The Population Reference Bureau (PRB) is inviting applications for Policy Communication Fellowship Program of the academic year 2013/2014. These fellowships are funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID). These fellowships are available for the students of developing countries currently enrolled in reputable academic institutions, pursuing a PhD or enrolled in doctoral programs, and between their 3rd and 5th year of studies. During the period of fellowships, participants will also attend workshop in Washington. The fellowships will cover travel expenses and awards stipends of $2,000 to cover research expenses.

Study Subject(s):

Applicants may be in any field of study but their research focus should be related to one or more of the following:

-Family planning and/or reproductive health (FP/RH).

-Maternal and child health (MCH), specifically family planning/MCH integration.

-Contraceptive use/behavior.

-Population growth.

-Adolescent reproductive health.

-Poverty, health equity, and connections with reproductive health.

-Gender issues, specifically gender-based violence (GBV), early marriage, and male engagement in family planning.

-Population, health, and environment interrelations.

Course Level: This scholarship is available to pursue doctoral degree.

Scholarship Provider: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

Scholarship can be taken at: USA

Eligibility:

Participants must be currently enrolled in reputable academic institutions, pursuing a Ph.D. or enrolled in doctoral programs, and between their 3rd and 5th year of studies. PRB gives priority to applicants who are in an early stage of their research career.

Scholarship Description:

The Population Reference Bureau (PRB) is now accepting applications for its 2013-2014 Policy Communication Fellows Program. The program is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).  The goals of the Policy Fellows program are:

-To understand the process by which research informs the policy environment.

-To learn various ways to communicate findings to policy audiences.

The Policy Fellows program, initiated in the 1980s, has close to 400 alumni. The program aims to bridge the gap between research findings and the policy development process. While research often has profound policy implications, it must be communicated effectively to a variety of nontechnical audiences in order to have an impact. The program has three parts:

-Washington Workshop: Participants will attend a two-week workshop at PRB in Washington, D.C., scheduled for Aug. 5-16, 2013. During the workshop the participants interact with PRB staff and outside experts active in policy research and communications.

-Practicum: During the 2013-2014 academic year, Fellows will apply the lessons learned at the Washington workshop to prepare three written assignments and an oral presentation for policy audiences, based on their dissertations or related research topics. During the year, Fellows receive feedback from PRB staff on their work.

-PAA Workshop: The Fellows formally present their research findings at a workshop that will be held prior to the 2014 Population Association of America (PAA) Annual Meeting. During the workshop, Fellows make 12-minute policy presentations to the other Fellows and to PRB and guest discussants.

What does it cover?

PRB covers travel, lodging, and per diem expenses for each Fellow to attend the Washington workshop and the PAA Annual Meeting. PRB pays for the PAA registration for each Fellow and awards stipends of $2,000 to cover Fellows’ research expenses.

Last date: 6 Feb 2013.

For more info:- www.prb.org/EventsTraining/InternationalTraining/PolicyFellows.aspx

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